The Effectiveness of Educational Games on Post-Pandemic Learning
Learning through interactive media gives additional value to the educational world because it enables learners to represent themselves. Game-based learning promotes learners’ creativity, critical thinking and cognitive skills related to technology use. Previous research discovered that game-based learning has a positive effect on learners. Therefore, in this research, an applied study was conducted on the use of the E-CrowdWar educational game with high school students. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of using games in learning to improve student learning outcomes. The study was conducted with 100 high school students in Blitar and 100 in Kediri. E-CrowdWar was used during the classroom activities along with in-class learning. An independent sample t-test was used to measure the effectiveness of game-based learning. The integration of games into online learning had a significantly positive effect on student learning outcomes. The pre-test results showed that the average student learning outcome score in both cities was the same, namely 65 points. After implementing game-based learning, student learning outcomes in Kediri increased to 90.74 points and in Blitar to 86.95 points. The study discovered that game-based learning through E-CrowdWar was effective in promoting the students’ academic outcomes, although there were differences in the mean score. Based on the results, game-based learning provides tremendous improvements in learning outcomes and so should be applied, especially in the economic field.
Keywords: Gamification, Education, Learning Result
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